Energy conversions or transformations occur when energy changes from one form to another. We experience energy conversions all the time.
Here’s a few examples:
Switch on a light-— kinetic energy from moving the switch becomes electric energy which turns the light on!
Running up the stairs–well, let’s actually start with the food you consumed. There is chemical energy stored in the food which is broken down and converted into kinetic energy that allows you to move and when you get to the top, there is potential energy in relationship to the bottom of the stairs
Receiving a text message– Let’s say you have a notification sound. Light energy (microwaves) are received by the phone. This converts to electrical energy which turns to sound energy that travels to your ear. If your phone vibrates, the electrical energy also converts to kinetic energy.
What energy conversions are happening in this old commercial for the original light up shoes by LA Gear? (Leave your answers in the comments.)